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chief complaint: chronic allergies and sinus congestion

A 36 year old web designer complained of allergies and sinus congestion for 2 years. She had a number of other complaints as well, including acne, fatigue, PMS, depression, and tight neck and shoulders, probably related to extensive use of her computer keyboard and mouse.

She was treated with acupuncture and herbs in 6 weekly sessions and then at longer intervals. She reported that she was greatly helped by her acupuncture:

allergies: improved, sinus congestion: improved, fatigue: improved, acne: improved, PMS: improved, depression: improved and discontinued Zoloft, tight neck & shoulders: improved, sleep: improved and able to discontinue sleep medication.

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